Reed looks sharp in first Spring Training appearance for Reds

Mets' Matz, Braves' Blair among top prospect performers Monday

Reed looks sharp in first Spring Training appearance for Reds

Reds fans got a look at some of the club's key returns from the Johnny Cueto and Todd Frazier blockbusters Monday in an 8-5 win over the Angels.

Left-hander Cody Reed, acquired from Kansas City in the Cueto trade last July, started and allowed just two hits in three scoreless innings. The Reds' No. 3 prospect (No. 66 overall) fanned one and induced ground-ball outs from six of the 11 hitters he faced in the outing.

No. 5 prospect Jose Peraza (No. 71 overall), who came over from the Dodgers in the three-team deal for Todd Frazier, played shortstop and paced the offense out of the leadoff spot, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases. No. 16 prospect Scott Schebler, acquired from the Dodgers in the same trade, continued his solid start this Spring by hitting a double as part of a 2-for-4 performance. Three of his first four hits have been for extra bases.

More notable performances by top prospects

Astros No. 10 prospect Michael Feliz had a strong showing out of the bullpen in a win over the Yankees, striking out a pair and inducing four groundouts in three scoreless innings. Corner infielder Tyler White (No. 13) was the only Houston player to record multiple hits in the contest, finishing 2-for-3 with a double.

Astros on 1-0 win over Yanks

• Catcher Pedro Severino, the Nationals' No. 10-ranked prospect, went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in a win over the Marlins.

Steven Matz, MLBPipeline's No. 15 overall prospect, pitched well against the Cardinals in his Spring debut, allowing one run on one hit in three innings. The 24-year-old left-hander issued two walks, struck out three and induced five ground-ball outs (12 batters faced) in the outing.

Matz's solid spring debut

Pirates No. 10 prospect Alen Hanson is hitting .545 through his first 11 at-bats in Spring Training after his 2-for-3 showing in a loss to the Phillies.

Braves No. 4 prospect Aaron Blair bounced back from his rough Spring debut last week (2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER) to allow one hit in two innings against Toronto, striking out three.

Blair on scoreless start

• Shortstop Corey Seager, MLBPipeline's No. 1 overall prospect, picked up his first hits of the Spring (2-for-3), including a double, which was the only hit allowed by Indians starter Danny Salazar in three innings. The Tribe's offense was led by No. 9 prospect Tyler Naquin, who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, giving him a .467 average through his first 15 at-bats.

Royals No. 2 prospect Kyle Zimmer (No. 65 overall) is looking like his old self this Spring after an injury-plagued 2015 campaign. On Monday against Oakland, the 2012 first-rounder allowed one run on four hits in three innings, striking out a pair. Between his two outings, Zimmer has scattered six hits over five innings and has yet to issue a walk.

D-backs No. 3 prospect Brandon Drury went 2-for-4 with a two-out, two-run home run against the Mariners.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.